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Private Carl Nilsson was an English soldier of the British Army who died during the First World War.

He was born in 1885, in St. Giles, the son of Swedish-born Johan, a bootmaker by trade, and Emily Nilsson (née Garret), of London. At the time of the 1911 census, Nilsson was working as a boot closer.

Nilsson died on 31 July 1917, on the first day of the Third Battle of Ypres, while serving on the Western Front with the 8th (Service) Battalion, The Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry).

He has no known grave and is commemorated by the Menin Gate Memorial.

ReferencesEdit

  • Ancestry.co.uk.
  • Nilsson, Carl, cwgc.org. Retrieved 9 October 2012.

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